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E-516 - Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

5 days PROD/LNG
  • Professionals involved or interested in the LNG industry: technical and managerial staff in the LNG industry, equipment providers, personnel from engineering companies, etc.
  • This course provides a comprehensive technical and economic review of the Liquefied Natural Gas industry.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • review the structure of an LNG chain and the world map of LNG plants,
  • understand main LNG physical properties and specificities,
  • assess LNG facilities’hazards and HSE issues, along with risk mitigation and prevention techniques,
  • grasp main liquefaction processes’operating principles, conditions and constraints,
  • gain an overview of the technology of equipment used in the LNG industry,
  • grasp the essence of LNG markets and contracts.
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Highly interactive training by industry-specialist lecturers.
  • Numerous applications, illustrations and videos.

The LNG world 0.5 day
  • The LNG Chain. Order of magnitude and trends. Location of main plants worldwide.
  • Base load LNG plants. Peak shaving LNG plants. Small LNG plants for LNG fueled vehicles.
  • Receiving terminals. Regasification techniques. Satellite regasification techniques.
LNG specific properties & associated hazards 0.5 day
  • Physical properties: Liquid-vapor equilibrium, density, ratio of vapor methane/LNG, heat of vaporization, heat of combustion, …
  • Safety aspects: flash point, fire point, auto-ignition point, minimum spark energy, flammability limits, deflagration.
  • LNG vaporization, Rapid Phase Transition (RPT), radiation levels, stratification/roll-over, sloshing, LNG clouds ignition.
  • Asphyxiation risks, cryogenic liquids jets, piping behavior.
LNG hazard prevention & mitigation measures 0.5 day
  • LNG spillage control at design stage and in operation.
  • LNG clouds control in operation.
  • LNG fires control at design stage and in operation.
Liquefaction & regasification processes 0.75 day
  • Feed pretreatment: sweetening, dehydration, NGL extraction, Hg and aromatics removal.
  • Different liquefaction processes: Pure component refrigerants, Pure component(s) and mixed refrigerant(s), mixed refrigerants.
  • Peak shaving simplified scheme.
  • Regasification process.
LNG storage, loading/offloading & transport 0.75 day
  • LNG tanks: single or double or full containment (self-standing, membrane). Hazards.
  • Jetty head, jetty trestle, harbor.
  • LNG carriers: common features, technology, cargo operations, safety systems.
Technology of LNG specific equipment 1 day
  • LNG cryogenic heat exchangers: spiral wound heat exchangers, aluminum brazed heat exchangers.
  • Technology of the cryogenic compressors and their drivers (gas turbines).
  • LNG Vaporizers: Open Rack Vaporizers (ORV), Submerged Combustion Vaporizers (SCV), etc.
  • Safety and environmental aspects.
  • Submerged LNG pumps: in-tank retractable pumps, cargo pumps, HP canned send out pumps, etc.
  • Liquid cryogenic turbo-expanders, cryogenic valves.
  • Cryogenic personnel protection items.
LNG plant operation 0.25 day
  • Day to day activities in an LNG plant. Experience of some plants.
LNG trends - Research & new developments 0.25 day
  • Latest LNG trends. Equipment and concept development. Future developments.
LNG economic aspects 0.5 day
  • Gas markets: natural gas reserves and production, worldwide gas demands distribution, international natural gas trade.
  • LNG contracts: specificities of LNG contracts, pricing, shipping contracts.
  • LNG markets trends.
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
May 15 - 19 Rueil €4,690 Online By email
Jun 04 - 08 Dubai €3,240 Online By email
Nov 13 - 17 Rueil €4,690 Online